Cat Copulatory Behaviour - Anatomy & Physiology

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  • Queen 'calls'
  • Male identifies female
  • Queen crouches in lordosis
  • Tom bites scruff of queen
  • Tom mounts and thrusts to gain intromission
  • If queen is in oestrus she will submit to allow full intromission.
  • Tom ejaculates
  • Female emits a yowl and rolls over, attempting to swipe the tom with her claws.
  • Tom retires to a safe distance

For a video demonstration of copulation in the cat, follow either of the following links: